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Oldsoul Paperback – April 24, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Pendrell Publishing (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983558019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983558019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,285,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Krista Cubicleblindness on March 26, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I was lucky enough to interview with the author on my blog, in which he talks a little about graphic novels, cartoons and weapons.
Oldsoul was one of those books that when I first heard about it I was thinking it was going to be like most of the other books I've read recently in which the main character can communicate mentally with other people, like telepathy, except he could communicate with dead souls as well. I was completely wrong. For me it was more like reading mission impossible or bourne identity with the addition of the main character getting feedback and advice from relatives, other oldsouls etc through his mind, with the help of Erin.
I couldn't help but picture the story as an action movie as I read, huge all out fight scenes including missions and explosions and flying cars. I also think it would make a great graphic novel and through the author interview I discovered that is what he originally hoped for this story.
As the main character is a young policeman at 18 years old, this appeals to a younger audience and with a less focus on romance and more on battle, a great book recommendation for boys.
I was also a little surprised to find a focus on family ties as well. There is a story connecting Jason with his father and his grandfather that really appealed to me. I liked the struggle that he is put through, he has some hard decisions to make and only with the help of the other oldsouls is he able to fight back. After all you can't really be considered for the title of superhero without a sidekick or two.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Sparks on April 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I ran into Dan Haring during the Apocalypsies YAmazing Race (well, not literally, `cause it was on the internet) and asked if I could review Oldsoul on my blog. He was nice enough to send me a copy, and I'm so glad I read it, because it has an original hook that made me want to keep reading.

Jason is a young cop on patrol one night with his partner Marty, when they are caught scoping out a secret meeting of a notorious Italian crime family. As he comes to after being beaten and tied up, Jason hears a voice in his head telling him to hold on, and all hell breaks loose as a group of weapon-wielding vigilantes comes to his rescue. Confused, bleeding, and in pain, Jason later wakes up in a strange room, and his new life begins. According to his new friends Solon and Mela, he is an "Oldsoul," a vessel for hundreds of reincarnated souls, who all reside within Jason. Better still, he is automatically equipped with each soul's particular talents and knowledge. The speaker for the group is a soul named Erin, a young girl whom Jason gets to know quite well as the story progresses, as they learn to converse with each other without speaking aloud.

Solon also explains that the Oldsouls are facing war with the Athanatos, immortal beings who want to destroy the Oldsouls. Luckily, the Oldsouls have a weapon that can drastically hinder, if not kill, the Athanatos: their own blood. (Likewise, Athanatos blood is dangerous to Oldsouls.) Coincidentally, Jason just happens to be the Oldsoul known as the Ancient of Days, the one who is destined to defeat the enemy. The Oldsouls have a mission to keep their race going, and their best chance at survival, Jason, is finally part of the team.

The action is fast and furious as the Oldsouls try to stop the evil Athanatos Moravec.
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Format: Paperback
Oldsoul was unlike anything else i've read, which made me want to read it as soon as I read the premise for it.
This book had a bit of a slow start for me, but I think it was due to trying to get the basics of the storyline across in a way that was understandable to the reader. I loved the characters in the book, and by far my favorites were Erin and Solon. They both were strong and well-developed characters and I enjoyed the roles they played in the story. The action-packed events made me want to keep reading, and was a fast read for me because I wanted to know what happened to Jason.

The only problem I had with the story was Jason and Melas' relationship. Right from the get-go Mela read like an older character, for some reason I pictured her in her fourties, and Jason is just a teenager. I obviously misinterpreted her character because she's not that old, but I couldn't really feel connected to their relationship because I felt it was under-developed, and just wasn't feeling it at all.

Overall, I really enjoyed OldSoul and liked Dan Haring's writing style. Its a strong debut for sure, and look forward to reading more from him in the future. I'm not sure if this book was intended to be a series or not, but I definitely think he can expand on this story and make something great!
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Been reading lots of different stuff lately, and was here hunting for a new Author in a genre I haven't worn out. Once you learn a writers "Recipe" as I call it, I get bored. So with that in mind, I was quite pleased to find OldSoul by this writer Mr. Haring, that I had not previously read.

Like my above title says, halfway through still enjoying it. Would have preferred an Audible.com version. Its a new writer with his own recipe, and with fiction, Different is great.
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